The trip is an unknown but William Hogarth ran well over 2m6f at Wincanton last month and is well treated on his best form. The unexposed Valentine Vic may just need this while Don't Push It's target is the Grand National in April so he's best ignored and McCoy rides Cappagh, who won three on the bounce before coming up against Grand Crus at Cheltenham in November. The latter may still be on a decent mark and is certainly one for the short-list. Sangfroid hasn't won since 2009 but has been climbing the weights steadily since and likely to find at least one too good again today so we'll stick with AWESOME FREDDIE. The six-year-old has improved markedly since his stamina has been allowed to come into play and he may be able to add to his Taunton win, despite the 8lb higher mark.
Hills Of Aran 100-1 (11-0) Close up, pushed along after 6th, not fluent and ridden next, weakened 8th, soon lost touch, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Grands Crus (11-4) at Cheltenham 3m hdl G2 (1) gs in Jan.
Don't Push It (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up in rear on outside, behind 3 out, never dangerous, 12th of 17, well behind Ashkazar (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gs in Jan.
Warne's Way (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Held up in touch, lost place 6th, soon no impression, 7th of 14, 20l behind Tiger O'Toole (10-5) at Ascot 2m 3f hcp hdl G2 (1) gs in Jan.
Sangfroid 14-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway approaching 8th, ridden after 3 out, soon outpaced, rallied 2 out, went 3rd before last, stayed on, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Mobaasher (11-7) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Jan.
Valentine Vic (IRE) 7-4fav (11-5) Led until after 2nd, chased leader until ridden approaching 2 out, weakened soon after, 3rd of 13, 33l behind Voramar Two (10-12) at Taunton 3m nov hdl (4) gs in Feb '10.
Larks Lad (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, fell 6th, in a race won by Tillietudlem (10-12) at Ayr 3m nov hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Apr, 8 ran.
Awesome Freddie 10-3fav (11-12) Held up towards rear, steady headway before 8th, 3rd travelling well before 2 out, went 2nd soon after, challenged last, stayed on inside to lead flat, ridden out and stayed on well, won at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jan beating Deep Pockets (11-2) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
William Hogarth 40-1 (11-6) In touch, mistake 7th, kept on same pace from 2 out, held by leaders, 7th of 21, 4l behind Sparrow Hills (10-11) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Jan.
Miss Overdrive 25-1 (10-2) Held up, behind when mistake 7th, 13th of 20, well behind Kilcrea Kim (10-12) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd.
Stow 10-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, ridden after 7th, lost place next, soon behind, 7th of 13, 19l behind Mr Moonshine (10-8) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl (2) sft in Jan.
Cappagh (IRE) 11-1 (10-4) In touch, mistake 4 out, headway approaching next, one pace 2 out, went modest 5th flat, 5th of 17, 19l behind Grands Crus (10-13) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gs in Nov.
Go Amwell 66-1 (9-13) Held up in rear, headway approaching 9th, 7 lenghts 3rd when fell 3 out, in a race won by Mr Moonshine (10-8) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl (2) sft in Jan, 13 ran.